Safety to be improved on Princes Highway at Termeil
6 November 2014
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock today announced that the NSW Government will start work next Monday to improve safety for motorists on the Princes Highway at Termeil by removing road side hazards, installing guardrail and widening road shoulders.
Mrs Hancock said the $500,000 project was funded by the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which is funded from the Community Road Safety Fund.
“Work will take place near Monkey Mountain Road and aims to provide a wider area for vehicles to recover if they leave the road and safer access to nearby properties,” Mrs Hancock said.
“In the five years to June 2013, there were three crashes on this section of road resulting in two injuries.
“Work will be carried out from Monday to widen the shoulder of the road, remove roadside hazards including vegetation, install a guardrail and seal accesses to properties which are now gravel.
“There will be six property accesses affected due to this work and Roads and Maritime will ensure residents are kept informed as work progresses.”
Work will take place on weekdays between 7am and 6pm from Monday 10 November until mid December, weather permitting.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place including lane closures and reduced speed limits. Motorists are asked to follow the direction of traffic control.
Electronic message signs will display the latest information including any date changes and detours.
Mrs Hancock said the safety work builds on the $680,000 road surface improvements carried out in June near Meroo Lake Road about 1.5 kilometres south of Termeil Creek.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this important safety work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Luke Sikora 0408 681 294
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